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with the september 11 attack and benghazi, libya. the state department security chief and two other officials resigned in the wake of that report, which found systemic failures in libya. ambassador pickering is joined by german mike mullen and dignitaries secretary of state william burns -- chairman mike mulen and secretary of state william barnes. this is about 30 minutes. >> thank you for joining us. the accountability review board on benghazi that the secretary established has not completed its work. the classified and unclassified versions have been released to the hill. u.s. had a chance to see the unclassified version as well as the secretary's letter to members. today we have invited the chairman of the accountability review board thomas pickering and admiral mike mullen to join us here to address your questions. introducing them will be to and deputy secretary of state bill burns. as you all know, deputy i will make a couple of quick points and give the floor to admiral mullen. as secretary clinton said in her letter to congress, we accept each and every one of the board's recommendat
on the attacks in been gauzy -- in benghazi. they talk about implementing recommendations. this is one hour 45 minutes. >> the hearing will come to order. >> my apologies to everybody for the switch in time, but as everybody knows with the loss of our colleague senator inouye, the course of events yesterday was uncertain, and it has been decided that his remains will be brought here at about 10:00. everybody thought that it would be inappropriate for us to be simply having but during and to prevent senators from being able to attend. all of us would like to attend that. we will try to pack this into the period of time we have between now and then. in addition, obviously with the switch in time, some colleagues have not gotten here. i do want to share some thoughts about senator lugar and senator webb and senator demint who are leaving the committee. i think i will wait until some more of our colleagues are here to share those thoughts. i want to thank everybody for joining us this morning. as everybody is aware, secretary clinton is recovering from a serious virus and concussion, and given her
responsible for the attacks on benghazi. we are working with our partners to cut off terrorist finances and counterterrorist ideology and slow the flow of new recruits. secretary clinton ordered an investigation to determine exactly what happened in benghazi. i want to convey our appreciation to the accountability review board and former chairman of the joint staff and also he was all. -- you as well. the report looks at serious systemic problems, outcomes that are not acceptable. problem's that secretary clinton has said that we take responsibility and problems we begin to face. i would like to add a few words based on my own experiences as a career diplomat in the field. i have been a proud member of the foreign service for more than 30 years. i have had the honor as -- of serving. secretary clinton has said that diplomats cannot work -- and do their jobs. there are consequences. our interest suffers and our security is threatened. chris knew that as well as anyone. we want to ensure the best possible security support for our people. senior officials in washington sure that profound r
is the september 11 tax on the u.s. mission and an x in benghazi. -- attacks on the u.s. mission and annex in benghazi. three other officials were placed on administrative leave. it may or may not be disciplined. are you satisfied that the investigation is done? >> the most important thing is not whether or not the president called it a terrorist attack or anything like that. the most important thing is to nsure that no, benghazi's happen in the future. there were plenty of mistakes to report. in the future, that the coordination is better and we do not make the same mistakes. that is the most important thing. it was a mistake for mitt romney to use this as a political thing during the campaign. i think foreign policy should be bipartisan to the extent that is possible, and in a time of tragedy, americans need to rally around -- rally together and not try to use it for political, partisan purposes. we need to dissect it, see what happened and make sure it never happens again. there were recommendations that were made, and secretary clinton accepts all of them. we have to make sure that our
will talk about the benghazi report, what it means for the administration. josh rogin who is following the story at "foreign-policy" magazine is at the table. >> if you work for them, you would get a material, sometimes generous, sometimes overbearing, sometimes almost coal balls -- cruel boss. he did not know how to apologize, which men of his age and class -- they are not going to apologize to a young private secretary, a typist. he had a way of sort of turning the tables and his version of the apology would say, actually, i am a very kind man and you are doing a very good job today. the issue is never settles. he always had to get the last word in. one night going through whitehall, a gentleman bomb fell nearby. he should not been out at all. and his bodyguard inspector thompson pushed him in a doorway. and a couple of thompson's men were slightly wounded. churchill did not like to be touched. and he said, thompson, don't do that. thompson said, sir, you shouldn't be out here. this is dangerous. churchill said i am only doing this because i know live -- you love to. >> sunday, exten
and furious and benghazi. you political people are nothing but hacks. a friend told me that what makes up the lie of the mainstream omit and what they moit not submit. i went to the vietnam war. his name is not on that wall. it was not a long time ago. it affects every veteran. you sit there and talk for those people. you're nothing but a propaganda -- guest: i am the guy who broke a lot of the benghazi stories. many outlets have talked about my stories. i consider it to be a very important story been the. i did more reporting and you can look up my stuff online. i was not trying to gloss over the way that veterans felt about john kerry. i was about tryinprovide a trying to provide perspective of his chances in getting through. host: how does foreign policy look going forward? guest: i still think it is going to be a big issue. the report is from the state department and does not look at who it access. there is a question that is lingering -- was this al qaeda? that was not an attack like that then there was the attac. -- like that. we have not thought for a long time -- the u.s. intellig
wednesday on the september 11 attack on the u.s. consulate and then got the -- in benghazi libya. this is about 12 minutes. >> what do you think of that finding and [inaudible] >> my understanding is that the standard with which the accountability board looks at people is a very high standard. it is called a breach of duty. there is no question that there were people within the state department that were remiss and did not execute in an appropriate way. there are also some cultural issues. there were no doubt a number of fallen. to that end, i know that secretary clinton was unable to be able to testify tomorrow in an open setting. i do think it is imperative that she testify in an open session, prior to any changing. i'd think that is very important for her. i think that is very important for our country, and important for the country to understand the inner workings of the state department itself. the foreign relations committee has not done an authorization for the state department since i have been here. there is no doubt a lot that we could have done to understand more in th
john kerry for secretary of state. followed by the benghazi attack in libya. tomorrow on "washington journal" we will look at the so-called fiscal cliff with washington times political either it followed by a discussion by house republicans and speaker boehner's negotiations on the fiscal cliff. then a look back at the columbine shootings and lessons learned in the newtown, connecticut shooting. "washington journal" live at 7:00 eastern here on c-span. >> what is the most important issue he should consider in 2013? >> if you're in grade 6 through 12 make a short video about your message to the president. >> with your chance to win the grand prize of $5,000 and there are $50,000 in total prices. for more information go to student cam.org. >> today president obama nominated senior massachusetts senator john kerry to be secretary of state. senator kerry is a vietnam war veteran and chairman of the foreign relations committee. he was also the 2004 presidential nominee. this is under 10 minutes. >> good afternoon, everyone. when i took office our nation was engaged in two wars and all qae
of the state department has issued a report on the events that took place in benghazi, september 11 of this year. i think it is excellent. there are other committees in congress that have begun other investigations and i think that each of these will contribute to our understanding of what happened in benghazi and help to make sure that nothing like it happens again. under the senate rules, our committee has a special responsibility for oversight. as i said, for the interaction of different agencies of government, it is through that lens that after the tragic events of benghazi on such a member leventhal, the senator and i began our investigation. obviously we were time limited by the end of this year and end of this congress, the end of my service here. i am grateful not only to the senator for once again the extraordinary by partisanship we have had, but also our staffs who have worked together for well. they really work through the holiday when i must ask for my benghazi team to come down to our first floor office. the numbers were smaller than they had been earlier, but they had
on the american consulate in benghazi, libya. that is next. the white house has formed a tax force being headed by vice president biden to address gun violence following last week's school shootings. the national rifle association will hold a news conference in response to the event in newtown, connecticut. we will have live coverage at ten:45 eastern. -- 10:45 eastern. senior state department officials testified about the attack on a u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. they discussed the security arrangements at the facility. secretary of state hillary clinton is scheduled to testify about the bank of the attack in january. this hearing on this -- about the benghazi attack in january. this hearing is about one hour and 45 minutes. >> my apologies to everybody for the switch in time, but as everybody knows with the loss of our colleague center in a way -- senator inouye, the course of events yesterday was uncertain, and it has been decided that his remains will be brought here at about 10:00. everybody thought that it would be inappropriate for us to be simply having but during and to prevent se
capabilities. we sometimes screw that up, as the case of benghazi demonstrates. the biggest policy question for us is how we become more nimble and understand the political trends in these societies. [applause] >> thank you, brian. bret, you are up. >> , am very honored to be here. i am particularly honored to be on a panel introduced by jim woolsey. i have the greatest admiration for him. the austrian physicist used to put down his worst students by saying, you're not even wrong. [laughter] that is how i am inclined to take this project i will spare you. -- i will spare you. if i say to my son what is 5 + 7711, that is wrong. -- seven and he says eleven, that is wrong. what it is has been that? what do of heard from reuel is a banana. the choice that we face is between secular dictatorship of the mubarak, or and democracy. we have to accept this democracy because even if it is islamist, it is a type of democracy. if you cast your mind back to january of 2011 when this whole business began, maybe december of 2010 with tenacious, -- tunisia, you could have made an argument that would have tu
, followed by republican senators talking to reporters about the attack in benghazi libya -- and does it, libya. -- benghazi, libya. tomorrow on "washington journal," we will look at the fiscal cliff with stephen dinan. our guest is stephen moore with "the wall street journal." then a look back at columbine shootings with david cullen. "washington journal" is live at 7:00 a.m. eastern here on c- span. >> as president obama begins his second term, what are the most important issues to consider in 2013? tell us. >> kagel you are in grade 6-12, make a video about what you would like to say to the president. >> get your chance to win the grand prize of $5,000. the deadline is january 18. for more information, go to studentcam.org. >> today, president obama nominated senior massachusetts senator john kerry for secretary of state. he is a vietnam war veteran and chairman of the senate foreign lakers -- senate foreign relations committee. this is just under 10 minutes. >> good afternoon, everyone. you know, when i took office, our nation was engaged in two wars and al qaida was entrenched in th
the benghazi attack. it said deficiencies at the state department led to the attack. >> good afternoon, i am joined by other senators to comment on the tragedy surrounding benghazi. it has been more than three months after the attack that killed four americans, including the ambassador. the american people are beginning to get the answers they deserve, but there are more relevant questions that still need to be answered. the report of the state department's accountability board -- review board is a serious and credible effort that identifies failures of officials and institutions in the department. several people have lost their jobs. it is a good start, but only a start. the tragedy raised other serious questions about our military, intelligence community, and perhaps most importantly the administration's so-called light footprint approach to libya. it does not provide answers to these questions because it never asked them. eight is essential for the department to conduct an accountability effort on the occasion of the worst terrorist attack in american history of repeated attacks on u.s. a
] >> what is your honest position on the attacks of september 11 this year? >> the benghazi attacks, i believe there will be a report coming out tomorrow but a group that will present their view of what took place and where the problems were. my sense is that on that day, when you look at what took place in benghazi, that it is -- as always with these kinds of situations, there is a mix here. but clearly with regards to one of the facilities involved a direct attack on the facility. i think that there is no question that extremists were involved in those attacks. i think we were able to try to respond as best we could at the time. we have learned a lot and will continue to learn a lot from that incident. i think it is very important for us. an area where we can respond and respond quickly to make sure that does not happen again. >> have you seen the benghazi arb and the use support the referral of mike vickers? and leaking info to "zero dark thirty" producers? >> i will not comment on that at this time. what was the other question? no, i have not. >> one of the proposed cutbacks west t
on the american embassy in benghazi, libya. she is widely expected to be a presidential candidate in 2016. she became dehydrated. and the new york times looks at medicare and issues that may be coming up -- the single longest term contributor -- no cohort of americans -- this is part of the dead reckoning series the new york times is during. we will hear more from c-span radio about who will be on the sunday talk shows. there are leaders from connecticut on the sunday talk shows including senator blumenthal, a democrat. also governor dannel malloy. the connecticut governor will also be on that face the nation. right now, talking about preventing these mass shootings. how can the government help. how can society help? good morning. >> good morning. caller: i would like to bring up the kids and the violent video games again. they sit there and play them daily. these are not the real consequences of taking out these guns. it just becomes part of the culture. what about that idea? host: mike, what would you do? would you ban them? make them available only to people of a certain age? caller: the ag
, benghazi, the way you conducted yourself in front of the nation makes us all proud. jeff couldn't be here, but he has passed legislation that would make this nation energy- independent. that's pretty impressive for somebody who's been in the haas for one term and newly -- house for one term and newly elected. tom, you bring to the table problem solving. you were chairman of the county council. you understand your district has got a lot of opportunity. you're the cash cow for the state. all of us are going to myrtle beach one day. that's the american dream is to go to myrtle beach. and he brings height to the delegation. so welcome, tim. the only advice i can give you is that you got here by being tim scott, not lindsay graham, not jim demint, just keep being tim scott and that will be good for our state. you have a unique opportunity for the conservative cause. you've nikkei burdens. and i want to help you where i can. and anything my office can do to help you get started we will do. but the only advice i can give you is just keep being the good person you are. and the thing about tim, no
.s. consulatein benghazi and the state department report in hearings held last week on the attack. >> if you work for him, you would get a material, sometimes generous overbearing, sometimes almost cruel boss. he did not know how to apologize. men of his age and class, they're not going to apologize to a young secretary or typist. he had a way of sort of turning the tables in his version of an apology would be to say, actually, i am kind manage your doing a good job today. the issue was never settled. -- a kind man and you are doing a fine job today. one night to going through naipaul, a german bomb went off. he should not have been out at all. his bodyguard pushed him into a doorway. a couple of thomson's men were slightly wounded. he did not like to be touched. he said, do not do that. he said, sir, you should not be out here. he said, i am only doing this because i know you love to. >> tonight and extended "q &a" of paul reid on "the last lion" on c-span. >> the practices of credit reporting agencies were the focus of a hearing held by the senate banking subcommittee on consumer protection l
this week about the 9/11 attacks on the u.s. mission in benghazi, live thursday at 1:00 p.m. eastern on c-span3. >> remarks from defense secretary leon panetta at the national press club. secretary panetta talked about the federal budget, defense cuts and the security situation in afghanistan. he visited afghanistan last week. this is an hour. >> good afternoon. welcome to the national press club. my name is theresa warner and i am the 100 president of the national press club. -- the 105th president of the national press club. we are committed to our professions future to our programming and events such as this while fostering a free press worldwide. for more information about the national press club, visit www. press.org. to donate our programs offered to the public through our national press club journal them and to do, visit press.org/institute. on behalf of our members worldwide, i would like to welcome our speakers and those of you attending. our head table includes guest of our speaker as well as working journalists who are club members. if you hear applause in our audience, members
," incoming congressman eliot engel on the house and senate reaction to the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he will also look at the report this week on how the state department handled the matter. "newsmakers," sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern on c- span. >> when i first came to washington in 1968 as a staff member to a democrat, chairman of the rules committee, one of the things they would do on thursday nights is played jim running -- played gin rummy in the capital. my job was to pour the scotch. there was a camaraderie. john has made the point many times that if you have dinner with somebody and our friends with somebody, if you go out with their families, you're much less inclined to try to cut your throat politically. >> than jack kemp became the ranking member. we still have meals together and talk football. even though we disagree significantly on almost everything, we learn to like each other. he was not evil. i was not evil. the problem is that now you have people thinking the guy on the other side is pure evil and my job is to blow them up. >> a look of how a lack of capi
going on with benghazi, the attack on the consulate there. if this had been george bush and a republican, the way candy crowley asserted herself to jump to the president's defense in the second debate with mitt romney was so inappropriate it went beyond the pale. i really do not believe if that was a republican recumbent, candy crowley would have jumped in like that. going back to the 2008 campaign, the president's relationship with the reverend who was his reverence for 20 years, obama belonged to his church. he had sermon that he gave. he baptized his children, he married and presided over the marriage between president obama and michelle obama, and that got attention by the mainstream media. these were awful sermons, saying america deserve what they got from 9/11. i will not repeat a lot of the awful things the reverend said. also, really, the president's failed record in his first term. the media did not hold the president accountable when he said, if i cannot get the job done in four years, i should be a one-term president. he said that. why have we not been hearing that on the camp
the september 11 attacks on the u.s. mission in benghazi, libya. that is live thursday at 1:00 p.m. eastern on cspan 3. the two connecticut u.s. senators talked about last week's school shootings in newtown, conn.. this is 40 minutes. >> mr. president, we appear to be in one of those periods of time where we are working too often through the valley of the shadow of death. senator blumenthal and i've come to the floor to speak about the tragedy that occurred, the senseless horrific attacks on innocent people in newtown, conn.. last friday. we must also note with extraordinary respect and sense of loss the death of our truly beloved colleague, senator dan inouye of hawaii. america, as senator reid and senator durbin made so car, america has lost a true hero, a patriot. this senate has lost a great leader, a leader whose accomplishments have been literally historic, and i think all of us have lost a friend. last evening, senator akaka spoke about how dan inouye's legacy, i'm paraphrasing here, was all aund hawi and all he had done for the state. the truth is that i think mt every state in the
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. this morning, the senate foreign relations committee will be holding a hearing with several stateauthorities from the department. those to debut hearings, both live. the one at 8:00 a.m. this morning will be live on c-span 2, and the hearing at 1:00 p.m. today at 1:00 p.m. on c-span3. from "politico" this morning -- that is from "politico." this is an ad this morning and "the washington post." -- in "the washington post." it is sponsored by -- the senator was on the appropriations committee for quite a while. the senator will lie in state today and the capitol rotunda. he will arrive at 9:50 this morning and then a service will be held in the rotunda at 10:00 a.m. with remarks proceeding the laying of wreaths. he will lay in state from noon until tonight. this the wind is open to members of the public. -- this vieweing is open to members of the public. here is a map from "the wall street journal" showing where the strictest gun laws are. gun-control figures. the more restrictive figures are the darkest blue states. those that are least restrictive are
, and the state department's report on benghazi. all five programs we err on c- span radio beginning at noon eastern. david gregory will come and our rate ceo, chuck schumer of new york, lindsey gramm of south carolina, and utah congressman jason shave it. at 1:00 p.m., guests include former dea administrator, sarah brady of the gritty center, -- brady center. then host chris wallace sits down with john grasso. he is german of the senate -- chairman of the senate republican committee. cnn's state of the union follows at 3:00 p.m.. candy crowley welcomes south carolina republican representative nick mulvaney, ohio republican congressman steve latourette, and independent senator, joe lieberman of connecticut. at 4:00 p.m., but basin asian tito -- host -- an interview with tim scott, the republican senate delegate. also an appearance by an affleck, founder of the eastern congo and -- eastern congo initiative. these are brought to you as a public service by the networks and c-span. they begin at noon eastern with "meet the press," "this week," state of the union," and "face the nation." you can
a favorable view of clinton after her department has faced criticism over the handling of benghazi and libya. clinton also has heavy support in new york were 54% of registered voters say they would support a presidential bid by her in 2016. that is an "the hill" newspaper. we have lots of facebook comments already on this question. we want to share a couple of those with thieu. jackie says "she has my vote." williams says i think she has been a great job for secretary of state but will not vote for her for president. andy says hillary 2016. military spouses against the wars says she will fit in perfectly with all of the other war mongerers. those are some of the facebook comments we have seen so far. we are going to begin with a republican in north carolina. caller: hey there, c-span. i am very much against hillary clinton having any elected office in america. i would like any democrats to tell me [indiscernible] during the whitewater investigation was the work under subpoena. that is evidence tampering. those are two felonies she has committed while she has been in the white house then theh
. the house foreign affairs committee, secretary clinton to testify before the committee on benghazi and the accountability review board. the u.s. house of representatives committee on foreign affairs will hold a hearing on thursday, december 20 on the benghazi attacke. secretary clinton will be testifying. c-span will cover this on thursday at 1:00 p.m. eastern time. c-span cameras will be there. front page of the national journal this morning -- on tuesday he delivered the gop talking points about the need for more spending cuts as part of any deal, while downplaying the role of raising income-tax rates on wealthier earners, which the white house trumpets often. boosting rates on the rich, he said, would provide enough money to run the government for eight days. that has nothing to do with spending, getting spending in line. other than performing requisite task, mitch mcconnell has not emerged as a huge presence in the ongoing fiscal cliff narrative. that is a change from past budget and tax deals where his finger prints were evident, a fact that could affect the final outcome or s
on legal issues fast and furious, benghazi, the way you conducted yourself in front of the nation makes us all proud. jeff couldn't be here. he has passed legislation that would make this nation energy independent. that is pretty impressive for somebody that has been in the house for one term and newly elected. tom, you bring to the table problem solving. you're chairman of the county council. you understand your district has got a lot of opportunity. you're the cash cow for the state. all of us are going to myrtle beach one day. that's the american dream to go to myrtle beach and he brings height to the delegation. so welcome. tim, the only advice i can give you is that you got here by being tim scott, not lindsey graham, not jim demint, just keep being tim scott and that will be good for our state. you have a unique opportunity for the conservative cause. you have unique burdens. i want to help you where i can. anything my office can do to help you get started we will do. the only advice i can give you is just keep being the good person you are. the thing about tim, not only is he good a
to update you on the benghazi report that came out of the state department yesterday. it should be made public on wednesday. here is the "baltimore sun." benghazi "rasmussen reports"s hearings are set the high level state department investigative panel turned over a secret report assessing blame in the attacks -- look for our coverage of hose public hearings on c-span. for details go to our website, c-span.org. also from the administration cabinet pick could be revealed on friday. obama's nominees for state and defense but so-called cliff talks made delay announcement. back to our topic here for all of you. sandra in massachusetts, independent caller. sandra, what is the role, if anything, of the federal state government in mental health? caller: well, they need to step right in right now and address the facts that hey, maybe one of them are like this. they, too, who are making these laws are not governing very well because one, you don't get the drugs you need. i know that for a fact because mental health runs on -- in our family. and two, the children and stuff like that are overdrug,
but the attack on our facilities in benghazi and extreme violence elsewhere in the region began to change that. these governments increasingly showed the political will to tackle the terrorist threat. in many cases, they lack the resources and expertise to handle the complex and difficult challenge. this is a unique opportunity for the international community to help build the capacity of these nations which are eager to take on terrorism. this task -- comes with great urgency. it must address it now before the threat becomes more serious. some of these governments have doubts about u.s. counter- terrorism objectives. some seek to implicate us in oppressive acts carried out by former regime security services. we will have to work through those ideas and we can agree with these new government that the predecessors regimes are not what we seek. on the contrary, there are numerous factors that feed into radicalization, oppressive measures by security services was among the most potent. the goal of our counter- terrorism systems is to help countries move away from press of approaches towards the b
on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. the senate foreign relations committee will hear from william burns and others preconceived that live on c-span. mr. vernes will go to the other side of capitol hill to testify about the benghazi report. that is live on c-span3 at 1:00 p.m. eastern. >> if you work for him, you would get a mercurial, sometimes generous, sometimes overbearing, boss.imes almost cruel los he did not know how to apologize. which men of his age and class are not going to apologize to gone private secretary or typist. he had a way of sort of turning the tables and his version of an apology would be to say, actually i am a very kind man and you were doing a very good job today. the issue was never settled. he always had to get the last word in. one night going through what hall, a german bomb fell nearby. he should not have been out at all. his bodyguard pushed him into a doorway and a couple of thompson's men were actually slightly wounded. churchill did not like to be touched. he said thompson, don't do that. thompson said sir, you sho
during coordinated terrorist attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. mr. johnson: these attacks were premeditated attacks on the united states and the way of life with ties to al qaeda. this week the obama administration released a report as to exactly what happened surrounding these terrorist attacks. this report confirmed what we already knew -- there was no protest outside the consulate on september 11. it also cites systemic failures in embassy security, putting in danger the lives of every person at the compound in benghazi. this report is an important step towards stopping another attack on america and american interests overseas but one thing remains clear -- serious mistakes were made by senior officials here in washington. those mistakes cost american lives. there must be accountability. and with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas seek recognition? ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady from
about how the u.s. and just an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. it will be on tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. and at 6:00 p.m. on c-span and cnn radio. we will show you a little bit about what represented in glad to say. [video clip] >> the most important thing is to assure that no benghazi happens in the future. there were plenty of mistakes. in the future, the coordination is to be better. that is the most important thing. i think it was a mistake for mitt romney to use this as a political thing during the campaign. foreign policy should be bipartisan to the extent it is possible. in a time of tragedy, americans need to rally around -- rally together and not try to use it for political partisan purposes. mistakes were made. an ambassador was killed. we need to dissect it and see what happened and make sure it does not happen again. there were recommendations that were made. secretary clinton accepts all of them. she appointed someone to overview. i think that is important. it is not gotcha politics that i want to come out of this. we have to make sure that our diplomats in plac
to do with benghazi security. i think it is shameful. host: thank you for the call. two headlines from "the washington -- the wall street journal." below that is a story related to what we are focusing on, that is susan rice announcing she is taking her name out of consideration. the leading candidate to replace, john kenney who is the chairman of the foreign relations committee. the story from inside the wall street journal. we are joined from georgia on the independent line. caller: thank you for taking my call. i think this is terrible what has happened to ambassador rise. the hypocrisy of this congress -- george bush lied to us about weapons of mass destruction, tens of thousands of people have died in iraq and they have nothing to say about it. obviously they are fiscal conservatives, george bush could not care what happened with the economy. i think it is terrible and time the partisanship needs to end at enter our country and they need to place people of in position who will do what is best for us. host: thank you for the call. let me go back to susan rice with this editorial. y
hearings on the attacks in benghazi, testimony she was not ine to give earlier december. she will be back at the state department. she has been recuperating. next call from trenton, new jersey. our next call. caller: i voted republican but i have at one of independent the points. it seems we have a logjam in washington over this voting on the fiscal cliff. the log jam seems to be on the democrat side. they should try to place the blame on republicans. harry reid can talk about mr. boehner. he sat over there for three years and has not passed a bill on his side of the aisle. i feel there is an imbalance in the thinking of the people of this country. if we do not get her mind straits, we're in for some deep problems. i am a conservative by nature. the culture and liberal left wing is running this country -- the ulta and liberal and left- wing is running this country. host: thank you for the call. 44% of voters think congressional republicans are to blame. 15% blame both sides equally. a lot of focus in new york. funding for hurricane sandy relief efforts totaling $60 billion. it is unlikely
should be speaking more to the loss of brave americans in benghazi, libya, why is she the one that is pinpointed, pinpointed, pointed and with, i think, inappropriate accusations casting aspersions and doing damage to a reputation of service that is undeserving. so my words are simply this, let's be fair. let's carry on our rights as members of congress and speak to the issue of what a tragic incident that occurred in benghazi. if there is a nomination, which i hope there will be, among the many talented people that the president has, it will be his choice, senators that are eager, friends of mine, senator kerry, and others, may have this opportunity. but let us hold to the premise that you are innocent until proven guilty. that someone's great service is deserving of respect, and she is deserving of respect. susan rice is deserving of respect. let me move quickly to this idea that america cannot settle its issues of financial concern before the fiscal deadline. and see there is no cliff, because as we all well know, the simple premise of making sure that we have tax cuts for
watched al qaeda elements able to destroy our or damage severely our consulate in benghazi and kill four brave americans. the message has to be sent that the united states is in engaged and that the united states is ready to be involved and the united states is ready to do whatever is necessary to prevent an act that could endanger or take the lives of literally thousands and thousands of innocent people. >> thanks, john. we have reached a grave moment in the war that's raging in syria now for 20 months. and it's grave for the obvious fact that we believe that the assad government has weapononized chemical and biological agents and put them in a position where they can be used fairly rapidly. as you look back over the 20 months of this conflict, this follows a series of events, one leading to the other which people said could not happen. this began, remember, with peaceful demonstrations. and when assad was unable to control them or suppress, he began to fire on his own people and they began to defend themselves in a very unfair fight which everyone thought we should take sides on the si
objection, so ordered. >> mr. speaker, yesterday was a three-month anniversary of the benghazi, libya, where four people died. mr. wolf: to date, none of the terrorists have been brought to justice. following the attack, the tuesday kneesan government blocked the f.b.i. from interviewing the only detained man. the f.b.i. team has been there for five weeks, and they will not make him available. jans of 2011, the u.s. has given more than $320,000 taxpayer dollars to tunisia. i ask that all u.s. aid to tunisia be cut off because they're blocking the attempt to investigate the terrorist. why are we giving any sort of aid to a country that's proven at this time is no friend or ally to the united states? why are we not doing everything in our power to investigate the events in benghazi that killed four americans? should secretary clinton fail to cut off aid to tunisia, i will take legislative action to cut off the aid to tunisia. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from washington seek recognition?
in the benghazi incident hearing next week? >> the stipulation that you made could be applied broadly in reference to matters like that because it is all about issues of the personnel. i have not asked that question but are not going to go down pass that lead to discussions about personnel. >> the white house will not wait in one way or another? >> not today. >> given that the president is not running for reelection and -- >> barring a change in the constitution. >> and he made announcements to oppose a renewal of the assault weapons ban, why we are not say that remains a commitment? >> i said today is not the day, i believe as a father, a day to engage in the usual washington policy debates. that they will come, but today of not that day, especially as we await more information on the situation in connecticut. >> i hear what you are saying, but i went to ask a question if that's ok. >> sure. >> does the president think that the entitlement spending is on a sustainable path? >> the president believes that medicare in particular and, more broadly, our health care entitlements, need to be adjusted i
. and this president is committed to just that. but the other topics -- benghazi. the state department said secretary clinton received the report from the review board. can you give us the idea of when you expect the president may receive that and what kind of action the white house may take to prevent another terror event? >> i don't have a timetable for you in terms of that process, when the report moves from the state department. the president has looked forward to the review board to work as he looks forward to the completion of the investigation by the fbi. so it is hard to say what action he will take because we have not seen the reports. >> the fbi is still investigating as well. do you have any sense the last time the president got an update from the fbi as to where their investigation of benghazi stance. also, secretary clinton has been ill obviously and no one would expect to testify right now but is the administration committed to have her testify before she leaves office? >> i would ask the state department about her schedule and her illness that she is dealing with. but i certainly am no
on the benghazi attack that killed four americans. the committee will hear from deputy secretary of state at 8:00 a.m. eastern. you can see that live on c-span2. and mr. burns will go to the other side of capitol hill in the afternoon to testify about the benghazi report. that's live on span3 at 1:00 eastern. >> i don't want to spoil the book for you so let me say that the year began with the american republic in grave danger t union armies were struggling to grow virtually over night from a few thousands men scattered across the continue nt to more than half a million. the inexperienced officers thrust into command of these volume tires were stimed by the sheer size of the states of america which covered a space larger than the entire european territory con querd by na polian. >> sured said that even smart people failed to see the difficulty of the union's task. they didn't apprehend the vast extent of the rebellion as he put it. military operations to be successful must be on a scale practically unknown in the art of war. >> the second year of the civil war, a strained federal government and
we find ourselves in. in september, the world watched as a violence raid in our embassy in benghazi, libya, took ambassador stevens and three who worked as security officers. these men gave their life to provide security for american diplomats in a country struggling for change. there is an enemy that threatens american ideals and our way of life. let's ensure that the policies shaping our immigration laws do not create a greater hindrance to us in this fight. with this bill under consideration today, we have the opportunity to recognize the legal permanent res. -- residents should they be working with the state department as executive level security personnel, interpreter, translator regarding their continuous residence and physical presence requirements. i ask the house to support this commonsense reasonable legislation to make sure that we recognize individuals who are serving our country, legal residents who are serving in very dangerous places, serving in our state department that they be given the recognition they deserve and a proper pathway to citizenship. thank you. at this
was responsible for the attack in benghazi? >> aqim played a role, the discussions are under way about how aqim members interacted with others and those are questions better left to a closed session. >> we'll try to arrange that at an appropriate period of time. on that same point you acknowledge that u.s.-africa command is coordinating with ecowas on planning for an intervention in the north. i guess that should be said, a potential intervention in the north. is that correct? >> it's correct to say that the intervention is not planning phases at this point. the intervention would be led by the maliian armed forces with support from the international military force. there is no construct or intention of having a u.s. boots on the ground type of support to that intervention but at this point we're providing planning support exclusively and we'll look at opportunities to provide support to those partners with whom we can engage. >> your statement said the mission will have kuhl objectives of establishing maliian sovereignty and confronting al qaeda. do you think the people you're training will be
, "the u.s. knew for years about the benghazi extremism." front page of "the new york times" has this story, "mortgage crisis brings a new reckoning to banks. in the worst case for the industry, the bill is near $300 billion." this is from the money section of "usa today." "future possible, the federal reserve is expected to take another step tuesday to stimulate the lackluster recovery with more treasury bonds to push down long-term interest rates bahut -- interest rates. host: also sticking with housing, from "the wall street journal" this morning, "high earners dropping scrutiny." "hundreds of senior managers that earned more than $200,000 last year -- host: charleston, west virginia, democratic caller. what are you willing to sacrifice? caller: i would not mind paying a little extra in taxes if i thought it was really going to help. one thing that people have to remember, the current tax burden on the american public right now is the lowest it has been since 1959. that is the year i was born. one friend of mine who makes over $250,000 per year, which entitle him to the bush e
in benghazi, libya, criticized the agency harshly for inadequate security that -- but specificrecommend signi individuals. and we begin today in on the details of john boehner's plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. we want to hear from you. how optimistic are you that a compromise can still be reached before the end of the year? give us a call -- and you can get up with us on all your social media web sites on facebook and twitter, or e- mail us. a very good morning to you. i want to take you to the lead story in today's washington post. that was today's washington post. here's the headlines from "politico" today. i want to take you to speaker john boehner's comments on the state of the current negotiations and his plan b. [video clip] >> what the white house offered yesterday was $1.30 trillion in new revenues for only $850 billion in net spending reductions. that is not balanced in my opinion. at the same time we will continue to talk to the president, we will also move to plan b. we all know every income tax filer in america is going to pay a higher rate january 1 unless congress acts. i believ
. caller: good morning. i have a question about benghazi. nobody has said anything like this. it seems to me, the president would get on the phone with the president of the other country and say, "please help us save our people." the in the u.s. help support the efforts of the people to get rid of gaddafi? why did obama or hillary clinton get on the phone and call the president of libya and say, "you owe us. san whenever you have to save our people." i believe the local forces went in after it was over and our people were dead. to didn't somebody jawbone, get them in there to help? host: you can talk about any topic you like. joel florida, what is on your mind. caller: you were talking about afghanistan. one of the main reasons we are over there is to keep the poppy plants growing. host: what brings you to that opinion? caller: just research that i do online. host: how do you think things are going to work effort with the troupe drawdown? caller: anybody's guess. host: alright. sharon from california. caller: in 2013, there is a movement coming to washington, d.c., about systemic corru
on the benghazi consulate attack in september. later, a look at the future in syria and a both the house and senate will return tomorrow. the senate is in at 10:00 a.m. eastern for work on two bills. a vote is planned for 5:30 p.m. eastern on at least one of those measures. the house returns at 2:00 p.m. eastern for a pro forma session. debate is possible in both chambers. live coverage of the house here on c-span, and the senate on c- span2. >> i would like for people to think he might have been a bulldog but he was a man who believed in honesty and integrity and the things that are right for this country and he kept to the principles. i know a lot of people think i am a bad guy. i hope they think i am a man of integrity. >> i have served here for 26 years. less than 5% of senators in history have served the long. i am tired of living out of a .uitcase bendin it is time for somebody else to take this on. sometimes, change is a good thing. after 26 years, i felt the need to have somebody else take these responsibilities on. >> tonight, we'll bring your interviews with two retiring member
about what happened in benghazi. if we paid more attention to the c.i.a. we probably would still have some of our officials alive but that's gone. it's over. but we have to recognize that putting the c.i.a. more and more in a paramilitary position is not in the best interest of this country, i don't believe. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from michigan. . mr. rogers: i yield myself such time as i may consume. thank you very much. the gentleman and i have had these conversations and i respect his position greatly and the work he does in congress. i have some disagreements. i tell you why, and i hope that the gentleman will consider voting for this bill today. the amount of oversight that the ranking member and i have increased on programs that may have -- that may have concerns on behalf of americans, because we have the same concerns, there are tools that america nages in, including air strikes. air strikes have been something that we have used since we could figure out how to get something off the ground and throw something at the grou
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